First Record of Parasites from Cougars (Puma concolor) in Manitoba, Canada

O. K. Dare, W. G. Watkins


Cougars (Puma concolor) are a rare sighting in Manitoba. This is the first report on Cougar parasites in Manitoba and the first record of Taenia omissa for the province. These data provide an important baseline that will inform future research on parasite profiles and predator–prey interactions between these large carnivores and other wildlife in the province.


helminths; cestode; tapeworms; nematode; roundworms; Cougar; Puma concolor; Taenia omissa; Toxocara cati; Manitoba

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